For many monetary advisors, 2023 was a yr of rebound and reinvestment, as markets bounced again from the turbulence of 2022, and expanded revenue margins allowed advisory companies room to reinvest again into the companies and worth they’re offering shoppers to ensure their retention stays robust sooner or later. Right here at Kitces.com, we have equally been within the midst of a reinvestment course of in 2023, setting the muse in order that we may give much more again to the Monetary Advicer neighborhood, as we proceed to increase our “Group of Nerds” past simply myself with extra writers and extra audio system, and develop and refine our Q-N-R requirements to make sure that every little thing you get from Kitces.com is High quality, Nerdy, and Related… a regular for all Kitces content material, even when it isn’t created by Michael.
And within the coming yr, we will be sure that much more of that Kitces content material is eligible for not solely the complete vary of CE credit score for CFP, CPA, and the opposite varied skilled designations, but additionally the ever-expanding IAR CE obligation. Which, due to the brand new rollouts in each California and Florida in 2024, will imply almost half of all monetary advisors who’re IARs might want to fulfill the brand new IAR CE requirement in 2024… as as soon as an advicer has half a dozen shoppers in any of the 17 states or the District of Columbia, they need to adjust to the brand new IAR CE guidelines. And a lot of advicers have greater than 5 shoppers in Florida!
In follow, which means that we’ll be bringing again our widespread IAR Ethics CE Day in 2024 (save the date for August twenty ninth!), increasing IAR CE credit to use to our month-to-month dwell webinars (along with our written weblog content material and recorded webinars), growing the cadence of our webinars from month-to-month to providing 2 each month (on the first and third Tuesday of every month… with the recording nonetheless accessible for individuals who cannot attend dwell), and persevering with to cross-apply our Kitces content material for all the opposite forms of CE chances are you’ll want as effectively (so you may examine all of the packing containers directly!). Although we’re implementing a small $20/yr improve (from $169 to $189 per yr) within the worth of the Members Part to assist handle the price of rising workers salaries within the midst of inflation over the previous 2 years, and to additional reinvest into our Platform group to make web site enhancements so our content material is quicker to load and simpler to navigate.
Within the meantime, we stay dedicated to delivering the continuing cadence of content material that you’ve got develop into accustomed to from Kitces. In 2024 we’ll once more function our Advertising and marketing Summit (save the date for April twenty fifth!) and our Monetary Planning Worth Summit, we’ll be rolling out 2 new Advicer Analysis research (on Advertising and marketing and on Productiveness, as we wrap up the 2023 examine on Wellbeing within the coming weeks), and we’ll be constructing a brand new Kitces Course on Optimizing Roth Conversions (to enhance our course on Optimizing Social Safety) to be launched in mid-2024.
In case you (or anybody you already know) desires to hitch our Group of Nerds, keep tuned for extra openings in 2024 as effectively, as we anticipate hiring a brand new Affiliate Monetary Planning Nerd, an Operations Affiliate, a brand new Director of Product and Platform, and a Director of Advisor Analysis. We’ll be itemizing these as they develop into accessible on our Kitces Profession Alternatives web page, or you may join our separate Profession Alternatives mailing record (by way of that Alternatives web page) to be notified when new positions open up!
Finally, although, the main target stays the identical because it at all times has been – on our mission to “Make Monetary Advicers Higher, and Extra Profitable” – by means of our 4 strategic pillars of making Navigational assets, insightful Training, authentic Analysis, and expertise Improvement for monetary advisors (and sure, our organizational technique actually does spell out N-E-R-D 😊). I hope you may proceed to return together with us on the journey in 2024!